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    Sec. 25-310. Parking in Spaces Reserved for persons with Disabilities; Penalty.

     

    Sec. 25-310. Parking in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities; penalty.
     
    (a) No vehicles other than those displaying disabled parking license plates, organizational removable windshield placards, permanent removable windshield placards, or temporary removable windshield placards issued under §46.2-1241 of the state code, or DV disabled parking license plates issued under subsection B of §46.2-739 of the state code, shall park in any parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities.
     
    (1) No person without a disability that limits or impairs his ability to walk shall park a vehicle with disabled parking license plates, organizational removable windshield placards, permanent removable windshield placards, temporary removable windshield placards, or DV disabled parking license plates issued under subsection B of §46.2-739 of the state code in a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities that limit or impair their ability to walk except when transporting a disabled person in the vehicle.
     
    (2) A summons or parking ticket for the offense may be issued by law-enforcement officers or duly designated city employees without the necessity of a warrant being obtained by the owner of any private parking area.
     
    (3) Parking a vehicle in a space reserved for persons with disabilities in violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
     
    (b) No person shall use or display an organizational removable windshield placard, permanent removable windshield placard or temporary removable windshield placard beyond its expiration date. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
     
    (c) Organizational removable windshield placards, permanent removable windshield placards and temporary removable windshield placards shall be displayed in such a manner that they may be viewed from the front and rear of the vehicle and be hanging from the rearview mirror of a vehicle utilizing a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities that limit or impair their ability to walk. When there is no rearview mirror, the placard shall be displayed on the vehicle's dashboard. No placard shall be displayed from the rearview mirror while a vehicle is in motion. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
     
    (d) In any prosecution charging a violation of this section, proof that the vehicle described in the complaint, summons, parking ticket, citation, or warrant was parked in violation of this section, together with proof that the defendant was at the time the registered owner of the vehicle, shall constitute prima facie evidence that the registered owner of the vehicle was the person who committed the violation.
     
    (e) No violation of this section shall be dismissed for a property owner's failure to comply strictly with the requirements for disabled parking signs set forth in §36-99.11 of the state code, provided the space is clearly distinguishable as a parking space reserved for persons with di sabilities that limit or impair their ability to walk. (Ord. No. O-97-236, 11-25-97; Ord. No. O-11-090, 7-12-11)
     
    Last updated date: 7/14/2011 1:52:42 PM